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"A horse, a horse!  My kingdom for a horse!"  by William Shakespeare

The Saddle Pals have returned to health and are ready for new quality loving homes.  Some of the horses are trained English and some western.    Most of the time, HPS has horses that would be suitable for a child's first horse.  No horse can teach a child to ride and it is important to have an adult who can work with the child or have the child take riding lessons.
The horses have been evaluated and ridden by HPS members and a professional trainer.  Most will still need reconditioning since they have been ridden consistently only once a week.  Saddle Pals are available for a $100 placement fee.

We do not have any horses that are appropriate for riders weighing over 145 pounds at this time.  Horses shown by appointment only.  Contact or call (704) 855-2978.

To be able to figure the right size horse for you click below and read:


CLICK HERE  'Application for Equine Placement'.


Autumn, 16-year-old Warmblood mare. 15 hands.  Beautiful bay color. Nice conformation.  Excellent health. Confident trail horse who will lead the trail, ride the middle or bring up the rear.  Loves trails.  Crosses water.  Loads easily. 

Click on the photo to learn more about Autumn.

Chico, 5-year-old Paso Fino gelding. 14 hands.  Broke to halter & lead. Good with farrier.  Friendly little pasture pal or potential cart-pony.  

Click on the photo to learn more.

Chippewa, 3-year-old Paint gelding.  14 hands
Rescued August 14, 2013. 
Chippewa cannot be ridden until he is 4 years old. 

Click on the photo to learn more about Chippewa.

Dallas, 9-year-old Quarter Horse cross gelding.  14 hands.  Friendly, curious little horse.  Excellent health.  Leads, loads, and good for farrier.  Works mostly off leg aids.  Very responsive.  Nice gaits.  Lots of great potential!
Please click on the photo to learn more about Dallas.


Desperado,  24-year-old American Saddlebred.    15.2 hands  Rides English.  Sweet, steady disposition and playful nature.   Excellent trail horse.
Click on the photo to learn more about Desperado.

Diego- 25-year-old Arabian gelding. 14.2 hands. English-trained.  Quiet, sweet personality.  Former endurance horse.  Excellent beginner's or child's horse. 

Click on the photo to learn more about Diego.


Flame, 20-year-old Morgan/Saddlebred cross gelding. 15 hands. Excellent health.  Lovely disposition and desire to please.  Wonderfully supple and responsive with smooth gaits.  Good ground manners.  Needs experienced rider especially for off property rides.  English.  Beautiful horse, photo doesn't really do him justice.

Click on the photo to learn more.

Freedom, 18-year-old American Quarter Horse gelding.  15.3 hands.  English trained.  Experienced rider and horsperson.  Frequent but light riding (walk, trot, canter but no steep hills, jumping, tight turns) due to old racing injuries.  Big horse with big personality!

Click on the photo to learn more about Freedom.

Honey Bun, 20-year-old Quarter Horse mare.  14 hands.  English or Western.  As sweet a little mare as her name suggests.  Missing an eye but has no difficulty.  Excellent trail horse.  Will lead or go out on her own.  Who needs gaited when they trot this smoothly! 

Click on the photo to learn more about Honey Bun.

Pecos, 5-year-old Paint gelding.  15.1 hands.  Ready to be started under saddle. 

Click on the photo to learn more about Pecos.


Pontiac,  7-year-old American Saddlebred gelding.
  16 hands.  Needs experienced horse person.
  Rescued March 2013.
Click on the photo to learn more about Pontiac.


Quera, 21 year-old Columbian Paso Fino mare.  13.3 hands.  Needs a light, experienced rider who knows how to ride a Paso Fino.  Very pretty girl who is well-trained. 
Click on the photo to learn more about Quera.

Strudel, 21-year -old Connemara-cross mare. 12-hand silver bay.  Nice children's pony. English & Western.  Cart-trained.  650 lbs of Adorable.

Click on the photo to learn more about Strudel.

Shasta, 15-year-old white Paint mare.  14 hands. 

Click on the photo to learn more about Shasta.

Stardust, 29-year-old Appaloosa mare.  
14.1 hands  English & Western
 Slight build.  Excellent trail horse or show pony. 

Learn more about Stardust in the December edition of Over Herd.

Tacoma, 11-year-old Standardbred gelding.  15.2 hands. English-trained trail horse. 
Needs experienced horse person.   

Click on the photo to learn more about Tacoma.

Waco, 19-year-old Quarter Horse-cross geldling.  Rescued October 22, 2011.  13.3 hands.  Very pretty strawberry roan with silver mane and tail.  Currently undergoing training.

Click on the photo to learn more about Waco.

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